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Rushmere Noach Inc delivering Easter cheer to Northwood Children’s Hospice on Thursday

Apr 11, 2017
Rushmere Noach Inc delivering Easter cheer to Northwood Children’s Hospice on Thursday

Northwood Children’s Hospice, a care home in Port Elizabeth is in desperate need of public support and as part of their Easter charity project local law firm, Rushmere Noach Inc, are building hope by pledging to Northwood’s “Donate a Brick” campaign aimed at funding the renovations of the building named  “the White House” to serve amongst others as an in-Patient Unit.

Purposefully positioned within the heart of the Port Elizabeth community, Northwood already offers some of the very sick children of Port Elizabeth and surrounds, a warm place of respite and care to support both children and their families.

With the first phase of restoration to the White House complete; they now need to raise the remaining funds to facilitate the three additional wings.

“The 3 additional wings will not only form the “In-Patient” unit but a special Bereavement Section, the ISIDIMA Wing for special needs children and the Northwood Children’s Chapel for little patients.”  Said Maureen Lamb,  representative for Northwood Children’s Hospice.

Top local law firm, Rushmere Noach will pledge one brick each for the 25 children of those currently being supported by Northwood, who will be joining the Easter celebration organised by Northwood and to which Rushmere Noach will be contributing;   raising R2 500 towards their ‘Donate a Brick’ campaign for their building fund. 

Rushmere Noach invite other corporates in Port Elizabeth to join them and do the same.

“As a firm we remain committed to the amazing work and new projects that are being borne in our city to support those who have been affected by or are fighting cancer.  In this instance, Northwood’s care and support extends beyond assisting those diagnosed with cancer to special needs children as well.   

"Northwood Children’s Hospice provides a much-needed facility offering supportive and essential care to both the individual and family; a holistic approach which touched us deeply as many who are caring for these children are left isolated and without a support structure. We are proud to be supporting this community project this year,” said Liane Koorsse, Director at Rushmere Noach.

The donation will take place during an Easter egg hunt with the children this Thursday, 13th of April at the home. 

Northwood Children’s home is unique in that there is a significant focus on supportive treatment and counselling for the children.  From Ozone therapy, play therapy, art and counselling for family members including grandparents.

They need to raise R500 000 in total at R100 per brick to realise their vision to ‘build and maintain a foundation of care for the children which will last for many generations’. 

With this latest donation, they will raise a total of R15 000 – and companies can sign up to pledge a ‘brick a month’ or make a pledge, large or small.

For more information please visit their website:  www.northwoodchildrenshospice.org